November 18, 2004

Great American Smokeout

Attention all smokers! Put the following date on your calendars: November 18. That is the day when smokers struggling to kick the habit can prove to themselves that it IS possible to quit smoking. How? By abstaining for a single day. Once you've accomplished that, try another day. Repeat as necessary.

Good luck, everyone. I have confidence that you can do it. Remember: it's just one day. You can do anything for one day.

Update: this post will stay at the top of this blog until November 18 has passed.

Update: Just in case you needed any more reasons to quit. check out this article. Excerpt:

More than four million people die from smoking-related causes each year, making nicotine addition a leading cause of preventable mortality worldwide.

Posted by Physics Geek at November 18, 2004 11:59 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Thanks for the encouragement. I'll see if I can do an hour...

Posted by: Sally at November 4, 2004 05:16 PM

1) For beginners: Start with 1 minute. Put the stogies across the room and tie your shoelaces together. It should take at least 60 seconds to retrieve a butt.

2) More advanced: Tie your cigarettes to a cinderblock and dump the whole kaboodle into the middle of Lake Superior. Dive into the lake sans breathing apparatus. If you can get your smokes back, you deserve 'em.

Posted by: physics geek at November 4, 2004 06:45 PM

Thanks for the reminder, i'll mark my calendar.

Posted by: annika at November 5, 2004 04:55 PM

HAHAH! Yeah, right. It's hard enough to go a couple hours without a smoke, but a whole day? I'd be ready to rip someone's friggin' head off!

Posted by: ThaSickness at November 17, 2004 04:21 PM